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Finding Aid for the Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901

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Mus. Arc. 8

State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library


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Buffalo, New York 14260-4750
United States
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Email: musique@buffalo.edu
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Finding aid prepared by John Bewley.
Finding aid encoded in EAD by John Bewley, March 2010.
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid prepared using DACS ( Describing Archives: A Content Standard ).

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Collection Overview

Title: Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901
Creator: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Extent: 3 boxes (50 items)
Language of Material: No textual materials are included in the collection.
Repository: State University of New York at Buffalo. Music Library
Abstract: The images in this collection include scenes of music venues at the Pan-American Exposition held in Buffalo in 1901, including the Temple of Music, the Midway, and bandstands. The collection also contains images of musicians who performed at the Exposition and musical instruments used at the Exposition.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Specified item], Music Images from the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, 1901, Music Library, The State University of New York at Buffalo.

Acquisition Information

This collection was compiled by Music Library staff in 2001 while creating the Music Library portion of the University at Buffalo Libraries exhibition, Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901.

Terms of Access

Materials can be examined by qualified researchers in the Music Library during hours of operation during which Music Librarians are present. In order to insure access, researchers are advised to contact the Music Library in advance of visits.

Copyright

Copyright for the materials in the collection does not reside with the Music Library. Therefore, patrons wishing to publish any item, or part of an item from this collection for any purpose, are responsible for securing requisite permissions.

Alternate Forms

Entire collection digitized and available in UBdigit .

Processing Information

Processed by John Bewley, February 2002.

Accruals and Additions

No further accruals are expected to this collection.


Historical Note

Music was an integral component of the activities provided at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo in 1901. The Temple of Music was the principal venue for music performance. It was designed by architect August C. Esenwein and featured an organ built by Emmons Howard. More than seventy renowned organists performed on the Temple instrument during the course of the Exposition.

Music was also performed at five bandstands located on Exposition grounds: the Plaza bandstand north of the Electric Tower, the East and West bandstands in the Esplanade near the Temple of Music and Ethnology Building, the Casino bandstand on the shore of the lake close to where the Casino building stands today, and another bandstand on the lake near what is now the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. The heavy schedule of band performances by more than twenty-six different bands kept these bandstands in almost constant use throughout the Exposition.

The Midway also served as a venue for performances of music, including an assortment of music from different cultures. These included representatives from Africa, the Middle-East, Hawaii, Mexico, Italy, Germany, and Puerto Rico. For many visitors to the Exposition, it was their first opportunity to experience anything of these cultures.


Scope and Content Note

The collection contains fifty images collected or reproduced for use in the Music Library exhibition, Music and Musicians at the Pan-American Exposition. This exhibition, displayed in the Music Library June-September 2001, was part of the larger, University Libraries exhibition, Illuminations: Revisiting the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition of 1901.

There are only four original items in the collection: two postcards of the Temple of Music, an informal photograph of the interior of the Temple of Music, and a digital photograph of the piano that was housed in the New York State Building, now the home of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged in seven series:

I. Temple of Music
II. Bandstands
III. Piano
IV. Musicians
V. Bands and ensembles
VI. African instruments
VII. Large color reprints

Container List

Box Item Contents
1 PA01 Temple of Music from Ethnology Building
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1 photograph, 19.5 x 14 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Pan-American Exposition Illustrated, p. 54

Fountain of Abundance in foreground

1 PA02 Temple of Music From Cascade near Manufactures Building
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1 photograph, 13 x 20 inches    Reprint
Photographer Hewitt, Arthur

Source: Everybody's Magazine, v.5, no.26, 10/01, p.399

Night scene

1 PA03 Temple of Music
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1 photograph, 7.5 x 10 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Kerry Grant photo album

Mines Bld. to left of Temple

1 PA04 Temple of Music
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1 photograph, 8 x 10 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society

1 PA05 Temple of Music from Ethnology Building
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1 photograph, 8 x 10 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Pan-American Exposition Illustrated, p. 29

Taken Dedication Day. Horticulture Building to left.

1 PA06 Temple of Music from Manufactures Building
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1 photograph, 6 x 8.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Hewitt, Arthur

Source: Everybody's Magazine, v.5, no.26, 10/01, p.432

Mines Building to left.

1 PA07 Temple of Music from Ethnology Building
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1 photograph, 8 x 6 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Pan-American Exposition Illustrated, p. 32

Night scene

1 PA08 Temple of Music from Ethnology Building
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1 color postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inches
Photographer Unidentified

Source: F.F. Rick & Cie. Postcard

1 PA09 Temple of Music
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1 color illustration, 3.5 x 5.5 inches
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Retrograph Co. postcard

With inset portrait of William McKinley.

1 PA10 Temple of Music interior with organ
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1 photograph, 6.5 x 9.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Esenwein & Johnson, architects

Source: The Rainbow City

1 PA11 Temple of Music interior with stage and organ
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1 photograph, 5.75 x 9.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition, p.123

X on stage marks scene of McKinley assassination

1 PA12 Temple of Music interior
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1 photograph, 4 x 5 inches
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Gift photograph

Shows part of organ and audience

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2 PA13 East Esplanade Bandstand towards the Triumphal Bridge
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1 photograph, 7 x 10 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Pan-American Exposition Illustrated, p. 40

2 PA14 Plaza Bandstand north of Electric Tower
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1 photograph, 5 x 9 inches    Reprint
Photographer Cummins, Carlos E.

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition

2 PA15 Plaza Bandstand
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1 photograph, 6 x 5.75 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition

2 PA16 Esplanade Bandstands and Temple of Music from top of Electric Tower
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1 photograph, 6.5 x 9.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Pan-American Exposition Illustrated, p.26

Court of Fountains with buildings on either side

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2 PA17 Steinway piano for New York State Building
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1 photograph, 7 x 10 inches
Photographer Battleson, Brenda

Source: Gift

Now in Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society

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2 PA18 Emmons Howard, organbuilder
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1 photograph, 3.25 x 2 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.6

Builder of organ in Temple of Music

2 PA19 Clarence Eddy, organist
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1 photograph, 3.25 x 2 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.12

Organist

2 PA20 Henry Gordon Thunder, organist
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1 photograph, 3.25 x 2 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.24

Organist

2 PA21 William J. Gomph, organist
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1 photograph, 3.25 x 2 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.15

Official Exposition Organist

2 PA22 Mary Florence McConnell, organist
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1 photograph, 3.25 x 2 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.19

Organist

2 PA23 Benita Liza Gray, singer
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1 photograph, 6 x 3.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Sandford, D. S.

Source: Carolyn Fix

Singer with Utica choir; with William Gray

2 PA24 Nina Morgana, singer at age 10
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1 photograph, 10 x 8 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Courier, Nov. 16, 1902

Singer at Venice in America

2 PA25 Nina Morgana, singer
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1 photograph, 10 x 8 inches    Reprint
Photographer Mishkui?, C.

Source: Metropolitan Opera Archives

Singer at Venice in America; as Rosina at Met.

2 PA26 Nina Morgana, singer
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1 photograph, 10 x 8 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Metropolitan Opera Archives

Metropolitan Opera soprano

2 PA27 John Philip Sousa with Hawaiian musicians at Exposition
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1 photograph, 7 x 9.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Cosmopolitan v.31 no.5 Sept. 1901, p.504

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2 PA28 Victor Herbert with Pittsburgh Orchestra
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1 photograph, 4 x 9.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.32

2 PA29 Serafino Scinta's Band
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1 photograph, 3.5 x 7.75 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.41

Interior of Ellicott Sq. Building, Buffalo, NY

2 PA30 65th Regiment Band, Buffalo NY with John Powell, conductor
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1 photograph, 3.25 x 8.75 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.37

3 PA31 74th Regiment Band, Buffalo NY, Justus G. Miller, conductor
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1 photograph, 7 x 9.75 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.36

3 PA32 Carlisle Indian Band, Joel Bernice Ettinger, conductor
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1 photograph, 6 x 9.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.42

3 PA33 71st Regiment Band, New York, Francesco Fanciulli, conductor
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1 photograph, 6.5 x 9.75 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.37

3 PA34 Brooke's Marine Band, Thomas Preston Brooke, conductor
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1 photograph, 4 x 8.75 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.45

3 PA35 Boston Ladies' Military Band
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1 photograph, 5.75 x 8 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Music at the Pan-American Exposition, p.46

3 PA36 First Artillery Band, Mexico City, Ricardo Pacheco, conductor
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1 photograph, 6 x 9.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: ??

3 PA37 Musicians at Venice in America
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1 photograph, 5.75 x 7.75 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Kerry Grant photo album

3 PA38 Drummer in Beautiful Orient in Midway
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1 photograph, 6 x 8.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Arnold, C. D. (Charles Dudley), b. 1844

Source: Pan-American Exposition Illustrated, p.90

3 PA39 Drummers in Beautiful Orient
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1 photograph, 4.25 x 6 inches    Reprint
Photographer Hewitt, Arthur

Source: Everybody's Magazine, p. 435

3 PA40 African musicians in procession through Midway
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1 photograph, 5 x 5.5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Cummins, Carlos E.

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

Box Item Contents
3 PA41 African guitar
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1 photograph, 7 x 5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

3 PA42 African carved drum
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1 photograph, 7 x 5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

3 PA43 African carved drum
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1 photograph, 7 x 5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

3 PA44 African harp
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1 photograph, 7 x 5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

3 PA45 African drum
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1 photograph, 7 x 5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

3 PA46 African drum
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1 photograph, 7 x 5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

3 PA47 African drum
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1 photograph, 7 x 5 inches    Reprint
Photographer Unidentified

Source: Buffalo Museum of Science

Box Item Contents
3 PA48 Map of Exposition with music venues marked
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1 color map, 15.5 x 10 inches    Reprint
Photographer Pelz, C. E. ; Dunston, G. H.
3 PA49 Cover of The Electric Century March and Two Step
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1 color illustration, 13 x 10.25 inches    Reprint
Photographer W. Paris Chambers (Publisher)

Source: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

Composed by Francesco Fanciulli

3 PA50 Temple of Music from the Triumphal Bridge
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1 color illustration, 10 x 16 inches   Reprint
Photographer Key, John Ross, 1832-1920

Source: Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society

Electric Tower in right background


Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Library's online catalog.

Subjects

Music--New York (State)--Buffalo
Music-halls--New York (State)--Buffalo
Musicians--Photographs
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.)--Photographs

Genres

Photographs

Associated Material

Related Resources

Thirty-five titles of sheet music related to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo and one title related to an exposition held in 1905 in Buffalo. All but nine of the titles are photocopies of works in the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library.